“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Surry in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Southwark Parish Churches

Southwark Parish Churches Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Southwark Parish Churches Marker
Inscription.  Southwark Parish was established in 1647. To the northeast stood the second Southwark church built by 1673 and abandoned shortly after the American Revolution. To the east, near Bacon’s Castle, Southwark Parish vestry completed the Lower Southwark Church in 1754. It too fell into disuse after the American Revolution and the disestablishment of the Anglican Church, but other denominations occasionally held services there. Episcopalians settled a mission at the church in 1847, but were forced by the other groups using the building to erect their own church nearby. Fire gutted the building in 1868, but some brick ruins remain.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-229.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1647.
Location. 37° 7.995′ N, 76° 53.202′ W. Marker is in Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the
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intersection of Colonial Trail West (Virginia Route 10) and Hollybush Road (County Route 618), on the left when traveling north on Colonial Trail West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pace’s Paines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); English Settlement on Gray’s Creek (about 300 feet away); Glebe House of Southwark Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Organization of the Christian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Surry County WWII Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Smith’s Fort Plantation (approx. 2.8 miles away); Chanco (approx. 2.9 miles away); Surry County War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
More about this marker. This marker sits across the street from two other markers: K-224 and K-319
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,943 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 31, 2023